current reading (cont'd)

'My heart was not in me but with you, and now, even more, if it is not with you it is nowhere...'
-Heloise to Abelard, 1st letter (transl. Betty Radice)

'Le combat spirituel est aussi brutal que la bataille d'hommes.'

'L'homme peut être démocrate, l'artiste se dédouble et doit rester aristocrate.'
-Stephane Mallarmé

'Every student of human customs will be acquainted with Frankish verbosity and their pettifogging love of detail...'
-The Alexiad of Anna Comnena (transl. E. R. A. Sewter)